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Today is #SpiritDay.
Did you know 82% of students report being verbally harassed in school because of their sexual orientation?
Did you know 64% of students report being verbally harassed in school because of their gender identity?
People all over the world wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBTQ youth. Started on Tumblr and observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple, which symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag.
Getting involved is easy: just wear purple on October 17th and turn your blogs, Facebook and Twitter profile pics purple using the app for iPhone and Android to help create a world in which LGBT youth are celebrated and accepted for who they are. Upload photos of you wearing purple with the hashtag #SpiritDay to Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+!
Get more graphics, apps, and ways to take action to stand up to bullying at http://glaad.org/spiritday

Today is #SpiritDay.

Did you know 82% of students report being verbally harassed in school because of their sexual orientation?

Did you know 64% of students report being verbally harassed in school because of their gender identity?

People all over the world wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBTQ youth. Started on Tumblr and observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple, which symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag.

Getting involved is easy: just wear purple on October 17th and turn your blogs, Facebook and Twitter profile pics purple using the app for iPhone and Android to help create a world in which LGBT youth are celebrated and accepted for who they are. Upload photos of you wearing purple with the hashtag #SpiritDay to Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+!

Get more graphics, apps, and ways to take action to stand up to bullying at http://glaad.org/spiritday

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Law enforcement can create a map or timeline of a person’s whereabouts by accessing data from license-plate scanners, toll-bridge crossings and mobile phone carriers and, without much trouble, access records on your power consumption, purchasing habits and even snail mail.

Tonight, All Things Considered and the Center for Investigative Reporting start a four-part series on your digital trail and how it can be used against you. Find out what can be tracked and who may be tracking it.

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nprfreshair:

Evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman explains how we evolved to crave high-calorie sugary foods:

We evolved to crave sweet foods. Everybody loves sweet foods. But if you try to eat foods that hunter gatherers eat or chimpanzees eat, you’d be surprised at how unsweet they are. Most wild fruits are about as sweet as a carrot. So we love sweetness but until recently, pretty much the only food that we got that was sweet was honey and honey of course was a special treat, honey was pretty much the only form of dessert in the Paleolithic. But now we have access to abundant quantities of sugar and simple carbohydrates, which we evolved to love because they’re full of energy but we don’t have the metabolism. We don’t have the bodies that are able to cope with those kinds of levels of sugar and the result is that we get sick.  

Daniel Lieberman is the author of the book The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Heath, and Disease

So true…

nprfreshair:

Evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman explains how we evolved to crave high-calorie sugary foods:

We evolved to crave sweet foods. Everybody loves sweet foods. But if you try to eat foods that hunter gatherers eat or chimpanzees eat, you’d be surprised at how unsweet they are. Most wild fruits are about as sweet as a carrot. So we love sweetness but until recently, pretty much the only food that we got that was sweet was honey and honey of course was a special treat, honey was pretty much the only form of dessert in the Paleolithic. But now we have access to abundant quantities of sugar and simple carbohydrates, which we evolved to love because they’re full of energy but we don’t have the metabolism. We don’t have the bodies that are able to cope with those kinds of levels of sugar and the result is that we get sick.  

Daniel Lieberman is the author of the book The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Heath, and Disease

So true…